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PSYCHODERMATOLOGY: The Skin – Mind Connection

PSYCHODERMATOLOGY: The Skin – Mind Connection

The University of Santo Tomas Hospital (USTH) Department of Dermatology together with the Philippine Dermatological Society’s (PDS) Contact Dermatitis and Environmental Dermatology Subspecialty Core Group hosted the monthly Continuing Medical Education (CME) entitled: “PSYCHODERMATOLOGY: The Skin – Mind Connection” last August 30, 2017. The moderator for the said event was Maria Lourdes H. Palmero, MD, FPDS Residency Training Officer of the Department of Dermatology at USTH.

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Back to Back Championship for RITM at the PDS Quiz Bee Cup 2017

Every year, each of the 11 Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS) accredited institutions send their brightest representatives to the podiums of the highly–anticipated PDS Quiz Bee Cup. Ably supported by an educational grant from Glenmark Philippines, the competition aims to test the residents’ best knowledge of not only clinicopathologic Dermatology, but of Medicine & Health, General Information, Current events and PDS History.

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Press Conference for the Eczema Fair

Press Conference for the Eczema Fair

Last July 11, 2017, the Philippine Dermatological Society, with the help of the Philippine College of Physicians, held a press conference at Annabel’s Restaurant in Tomas Morato to shed light on the importance of seeking consult with board certified PDS Dermatologists for any concerns about the skin, hair, and nails.

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Sustaining Leprosy Elimination and Stigma Reduction through Capacity Building

Sustaining Leprosy Elimination and Stigma Reduction through Capacity Building

Last May 15-19 2017, the Research Institute For Tropical Medicine Department of Dermatology held its workshop entitled Sustaining Leprosy Elimination and Stigma Reduction through Capacity building at the Bellevue Hotel, Alabang Muntinlupa. The National Leprosy Control Program in partnership with PDS and RITM is working towards a Leprosy-Free Philippines.

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SKIN HEALTH CONFERENCE: QUEST TOWARDS HEALTHY SKIN

SKIN HEALTH CONFERENCE: QUEST TOWARDS HEALTHY SKIN

Another successful venture of PDS, in partnership with Galderma Philippines, occurred last June 14 2017, themed as the Skin Health Conference: Quest Towards Healthy Skin. It was a graced by respected speakers from our Philippine Dermatological Society and the Philippine Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

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DERMSCOPE: Knowing the Basics

DERMSCOPE: Knowing the Basics

The Philippine College of Physicians held its 47th Annual Convention themed Proactive Collaborations and Partnerships: STRONGER TOGETHER last May 7-10, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center. Read

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PSYCHODERMATOLOGY: The Skin – Mind Connection

PSYCHODERMATOLOGY: The Skin – Mind Connection

The University of Santo Tomas Hospital (USTH) Department of Dermatology together with the Philippine Dermatological Society’s (PDS) Contact Dermatitis and Environmental Dermatology Subspecialty Core Group hosted the monthly Continuing Medical Education (CME) entitled: “PSYCHODERMATOLOGY: The Skin – Mind Connection” last August 30, 2017. The moderator for the said event was Maria Lourdes H. Palmero, MD, FPDS Residency Training Officer of the Department of Dermatology at USTH.

read more

Back to Back Championship for RITM at the PDS Quiz Bee Cup 2017

Every year, each of the 11 Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS) accredited institutions send their brightest representatives to the podiums of the highly–anticipated PDS Quiz Bee Cup. Ably supported by an educational grant from Glenmark Philippines, the competition aims to test the residents’ best knowledge of not only clinicopathologic Dermatology, but of Medicine & Health, General Information, Current events and PDS History.

read more
Press Conference for the Eczema Fair

Press Conference for the Eczema Fair

Last July 11, 2017, the Philippine Dermatological Society, with the help of the Philippine College of Physicians, held a press conference at Annabel’s Restaurant in Tomas Morato to shed light on the importance of seeking consult with board certified PDS Dermatologists for any concerns about the skin, hair, and nails.

read more
SKIN HEALTH CONFERENCE: QUEST TOWARDS HEALTHY SKIN

SKIN HEALTH CONFERENCE: QUEST TOWARDS HEALTHY SKIN

Another successful venture of PDS, in partnership with Galderma Philippines, occurred last June 14 2017, themed as the Skin Health Conference: Quest Towards Healthy Skin. It was a graced by respected speakers from our Philippine Dermatological Society and the Philippine Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

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WHAT IS A DERMATOLOGIST?

A board-certified dermatologist in the Philippines is a doctor who completed 3 years of specialty training in one of the 11 institutions accredited by the PDS and passed the examination administered by the Philippine Board of Dermatology.
There are many substandard programs claiming that they can offer training in Dermatology. Some courses run for a week, 3 months or a year. The format of these trainings are not well structured. Would you trust yourselves in the hands of these untrained doctors?

For effective and safe medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments for your skin, hair and nails,

CONSULT A PDS DERMATOLOGIST, THE DermAuthority.

PDS_BOARD_2017
Officers:
President: Dr. Ma. Angela Lavadia
Vice-President: Dr. Purita Paz-Lao
Secretary: Dr. Cecilia Rosete
Treasurer: Dr. Jasmin Jamora
Immediate Past President: Dr. Daisy King Ismael

 

Directors:
Dr. Bernadette Arcilla
Dr. Blossom Chan
Dr. Krisinda Clare Jamora
Dr. Julie Pabico
Dr. Maria Lourdes Palmero
Dr. Francisco Rivera IV
Dr. Arnold Yu
Vision
The Philippine Dermatological Society aims to be the recognized and respected leader in dermatology by pursuing excellence in skin health.

 

Mission
The Philippine Dermatological Society is an organization of humane and service-oriented dermatologists observing the highest ethical professional standards and promoting knowledge through information dissemination, training and research.
1. Produce competent dermatologists sensitive to the needs of the community.
2. Provide avenues for exchange of ideas that will enhance the science and art of dermatology.
3. Conduct researches and encourage publications relevant to the practice of dermatology.
4. Promote public awareness on the prevention of skin diseases through information and education campaigns.
5. Uphold professional and ethical standards among dermatologists.
6. Protect members of the Society against unfair practice and competition from unqualified practitioners through legislation and regulations.
7. Promote local and international recognition of the specialty.
8. Establish linkages with the other specialties for more comprehensive health care.
9. Foster camaraderie among members and colleagues from other countries.
10. Encourage academic advancement through scholarship and fellowship grants.

Established in 1952, the PDS is an organization of dermatologists or doctors who are experts in the field of medicine dedicated to the skin, hair and nails.


The Seal of Excellence in your dermatologists clinic signifies that your doctor is a competent and certified PDS dermatologist.
The PDS is the only specialty society in Dermatology that is recognized by the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) and the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP).